The Kilgore College Board of Trustees approved Dr. Mike Turpin as the new Vice President of Instruction effective June 1. Turpin takes over for Dr. Gerald Stanglin who retired after serving in the same capacity for 17 years.
“Dr. Mike Turpin brings a variety of experiences and service to Kilgore College throughout his 30 years and that positioned him as the best candidate for the role as the Vice President of Instruction,” said Dr. Bill Holda, KC President.
“He has not only provided instruction throughout his 30 years at Kilgore College, but he has served as the Coordinator of Counseling & Advising, as the Director of Student Services and as the Vice President of Institutional Planning.”
Holda said Dr. Turpin’s broad understanding of the many dimensions of the college will serve KC very well.
“Dr. Turpin has managed several of our accreditation reaffirmation efforts, serves as the Liaison to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the Liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and he has directed our Quality Enhancement Plan, our involvement in Achieving the Dream and Texas Completes and serves as the election official for the district,” Holda said.
Dr. Turpin has worked at KC since 1984 serving as a music instructor from 1984-95; Director of Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Institutional Self-Study from 1995-99; Coordinator of Counseling and Advising from 1997-2009; Director of Student Services from 2005-09; Acting Director of Development from 2010-11; and in his current position, Vice President of Institutional Planning, since 2009.
He also currently serves as an adjunct music instructor, a duty he has held since 1996, and has served as an Academic Advisor since 1993.
Dr. Turpin earned a Bachelor of Science, Summa cum Laude, in 1979 from Lamar University, a Master of Music Education in 1981 from the University of South Carolina and a Doctor of Philosophy in 2003 from Texas A&M University.